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THE  HOLY  SPIRIT,  part  3  quotes

1)    Can the Holy Spirit assume the form of a living Being and Person?

     “He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand.  And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brazen altar.  And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house.  And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.   And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary.  Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house....And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.” Ezekiel 9:1-6, 11.

     These inspired verses reveal that a particular holy Being appeared in the form of a man who was dressed in linen garments just like a priest (Leviticus 6:10, 16:32), and who also had a writer’s inkhorn with which to place a mark or seal upon the foreheads of the servants of God who were exposing the abominations occurring within the church of God’s professed people.  Those who were not sealed by this holy Being were all destroyed.

     Who could this holy Being be?
     “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.”  Ephesians 4:30.

     This verse reveals that the Holy Spirit is the One who seals God's people.  This then means that the holy priestly Being who Ezekiel saw going forth to seal all of God’s servants with His mark in their foreheads, was actually the Holy Spirit Himself taking the form and shape of a man!

2)     “For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him; To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace; Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually....And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of whom it is witnessed that he liveth.  And it is yet far more evident: for that after the similitude of Melchisedec there ariseth another priest, Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.  For he testifieth, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec....
     “By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament...because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.  Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:1-3, 15-17, 22, 24-25.

     These inspired passages reveal that Melchisedec was a King of Righteousness, and a King of Salem or peace, and was also a priest of the most High God.  Melchisedec could not have been any human being at all, because the Bible states that he was without a father, without a mother, without a descent or linage, and he did not have a beginning of days, nor an end of life.  Melchisedec was also like unto the Son of God – thus having eternal life – so that he could abide a priest continually.

     Melchisedec was not Christ Himself, because Christ was made a priest after the order of Melchisedec, and not after His own order.  Melchisedec was not the Father Himself, because no human has seen the Father at any time (see John 6:46; 1 John 4:12), and yet Melchisedec was seen by humans.  Melchisedec was not an angel, because angels are created by God and thus have a beginning of days, as well as God being their Father/Creator.  This means that since Melchisedec was not a human being, was not either Jesus Christ or God the Father, and could not have been an angel, then the only other possible Being that Melchisedec could have been was the Holy Spirit Himself!

3)    The Holy Spirit is still today ministering as our priestly intercessor before God, in addition to the intercessory priestly ministry of Jesus Christ!
     “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.  And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” Romans 8:26-27.

4)    The Father is not the Holy Spirit, because the Father uses the Omnipresence of the Holy Spirit to represent and bring Himself to us.  This means that the Father sends the Holy Spirit, calling it His Spirit – or the Spirit of the Father; but the Father Himself is not the Holy Spirit.
     Jesus Christ is not the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit represents Christ to us.  This means that Christ can send the Holy Spirit – His representative – calling it His Spirit, or the Spirit of Christ; but Jesus Himself is not the Holy Spirit.  In fact, Christ had the Holy Spirit given to Him while He as living on this earth (see Luke 4:18-19)!  And since Jesus lost His Omnipresence by taking humanity, He must now use the Omnipresence of the Person and Being of the Holy Spirit in order to meet with His people on earth.  Thus through the Omnipresence of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ would be set free from the limiting affects of humanity, and thus could be present and represent Himself at all times and in all places among His people.
     The Holy Spirit is also not an angel or another name for the work of the angels.  Neither was the Holy Spirit only in existence since Christ became human, because the Holy Spirit was involved in the creation of this earth (see Genesis 1:2), and was from the very beginning of the work of redemption moving upon the hearts of men and women by reproving them “of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment” (John 16:8).  This means that the Holy Spirit is not just some power, or force, or essence, or the mind of God, but that He is a living Person and Being with His own personality.